Nuts & Seeds

Almond Butter vs. Peanut Butter

Though peanut butter is more popular, the almond butter benefits are much more than its counterpart has. Though peanut butter is available easily and cheaply over the counters as compared to almond butter, the healthy preference by nutritionists will always be almond butter.

The reasons are:

  • Zero cholesterol as compared to peanut butter. This fact makes almond butter better for the heart.
  • More nutrients and minerals are present in almond butter than peanut butter.
  • Almond butter is having much higher fiber content.

So nutritious is the almond butter that many dieticians practically say that,

“With every spoonful of calories, you will have a treasure of added nutrients, the calories will make you healthier.”

Nutritional Comparison of Almond butter and Peanut Butter

10 grams of each contains:

NutrientsAlmond ButterPeanut Butter
Calories from Fats5145
Total Fats5.6 g5 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g1.1 g
SodiumZERO46 mg
Potassium76 mg65 mg
Total Carbohydrates1.8 g2 g
Dietary Fiber1.2 g0.6 g
SugarsZERO0.9 g
Protein2.1 g2.5 g
Calcium3 %0 %
Iron2 %5 %

Breif Analysis Almond Butter & Peanut Butter

Almond ButterPeanut Butter

For getting good amount of Vitamin B6 and Niacin, then peanut butter is good, but for a healthy heart Almond butter is better.

Almond Butter and Peanut Butter
Almond Butter and Peanut Butter

Final Opinion on Almond and Peanut Butter

According to the analysis, both are good foods that can be included in the diet.

Almond butter is good for the heart and peanut butter is good for the deficiencies of vitamin B6 and niacin.

Both do not contain cholesterol, but peanut butter contains sodium, so patient with high blood pressure should not consume peanut butter, but they can enjoy almond butter. Almond butter is nutritious than traditional butter.

Dr. Jagdev Singh

Dr. Jagdev Singh (B.A.M.S., M. Sc. in Medicinal Plants) is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Herbalist. He has successfully treated thousands of patients with Ayurveda (including Herbal Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Diet). Ayur Times is an initiative of his efforts to bring quality information on Indian Medicine with the highest level of relevancy and scientific evidence.

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